It cracks me up to see people saying Tablets just suck. Maybe they do for you, but there are a ton of people that find them vastly more useful than a regular notebook. For the people that need to draw or hand write notes, it is a great way to save a ton of paper(and money). It's also a very useful tool for alot of different situations like presentations, client meetings and the like. I will have a tablet next school year and I am really looking forward to it. I think it will really improve my productivity around here and will allow me to do alot more in terms of integrating technology into the classroom. I, for one, want our schools to use more technology and to get our kids more accustomed to it earlier on, though some people are pushing against it. But since technology is such a large part of our society we might as well get them used to it early, and the more they experience the better.
Anyway, sorry for the tangent. Tablets are extremely useful for those that need them. To everyone else they're just a useless gadget that frustrates them. But they don't suck, they're just like Mac's, useful for some things and aweful at others(except for the convertibles, which pretty much do everything).